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Silhouette construction

UK construction firms get behind Agenda 15

23 Jan 15

Firms including Aecom, Morgan Sindall and KPMG get behind initiative

Greg Barker at Ecobuild

Ecobuild seminar programme launches

23 Jan 15

The Ecobuild conference and seminar programme is being launched on Monday

V&A Dundee

Dundee lays bare reasons for rocketing V&A museum costs

22 Jan 15

Design complexity and inflation among issues blamed for price tag almost doubling from £45m to £80.1m

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Hansom: At your leisure

23 Jan 15

Visit parliament, nuke the Welsh, or kick back on the London Eye with a can of Coca-ColaTM. But don’t expect to visit the Garden Bridge with more than seven chums. Plus, can you understand what our architectural writer is saying?

Balfour Beatty

Major road projects put Balfour Beatty top of contractors table

22 Jan 15

Aberdeen A90 Western Peripheral Route and M25 improvements form part of firm’s £203m haul

Data

Insulation

Sustainability: Thinner insulation

22 Jan 15

High-performance insulation materials enable much thinner profiIes to be used than their counterpart products. Sweett Group investigates if the benefits from the use of these thinner insulation materials outweigh the costs

More data

Features

Paris

Top European contractors: Plus ca change

23 Jan 15

Deflation has darkened the mood across the eurozone’s construction markets, putting the long-awaited recovery on hold once more. Building examines what continued stagnation means for firms on both sides of the Channel

Hansom

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Hansom: At your leisure

23 Jan 15

Visit parliament, nuke the Welsh, or kick back on the London Eye with a can of Coca-ColaTM. But don’t expect to visit the Garden Bridge with more than seven chums. Plus, can you understand what our architectural writer is saying?

Inbox: Letters

Crossrail Whitechapel BDP

Letter: Priorities for delivering infrastructure

23 Jan 15

RICS’ Amanda Clack supports London First’s point on devolution

Building site

Letter: Design and build builders

23 Jan 15

Malcolm Taylor responds to a column by Tony Bingham

Sketch of the week

Bethnal Green Mission Church

Sketch of the week: Bethnal Green Mission Church concept

23 Jan 15

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Stefanie Rhodes of Gatti Rhodes Architects

Double travel

Image of the week: On the right track?

23 Jan 15

Double Travel, the winning entry from the inaugural RICS photography competition

Leader

Sarah Richardson

A need for certainty

23 Jan 15

John Laing’s return to the stock market has highlighted the UK’s short-term approach to infrastructure

Analysis

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Why we're backing Agenda 15

23 Jan 15

Our Agenda 15 campaign manifesto sets to influence the next government by setting out what construction needs to thrive. Here’s why some of those who have signed up to support it think this initiative is so important

Comment

Andrew Stunell

Decisions, decisions

23 Jan 15 | By Andrew Stunell

Building’s Agenda 15 manifesto, launched this month, was drawn up after a year of consultation with its readers on what construction needs from the next government. Lib Dem Andrew Stunell is the first MP to respond to our policy blueprint

Noble Francis

Feeling good

22 Jan 15 | By Noble Francis

I’m not often optimistic, but 2015 looks set to be a happy new year for construction

Michael Dall

Moving into 2015

22 Jan 15 | By Michael Dall

The latest ONS figures confirmed that growth in construction slowed towards the end of last year

James Maddock

Space: The final frontier

22 Jan 15 | By James Maddock

Our understanding of the kinds of workspaces employees require is changing and this will result in offices that are more flexible and responsive to the varied needs of their occupiers

CPD

U-bars are particularly effective when arranged throughout the wall steel on 1200mm vertical and horizontal centres

CPD 1 2015: Best practice for building waterproof concrete basements

20 Jan 15

To ensure new basements are waterproof, it is essential that a suitable methodology is followed on site. This module, sponsored by Waterproof Concrete with Site Supervision, explains how designers can specify good workmanship

From the archive

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From the archives in 2010

23 Jan 15

Thomas Heatherwick’s ‘Seed cathedral’ opens at the Shanghai Expo

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